Fresh from Falmouth October edition

26 October 2021

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Fresh from Falmouth, our monthly roundup of creative offerings from the talented students, staff and graduates that make up our incredible community, is back with another packed edition.  

This month has seen the release of a student-crewed film, development funding awarded to an exciting new theatrical production and graduates moulding young minds towards a more sustainable future.

Explore their work and spread the word.

Shaping sustainable minds 

Third year Sustainable Product Design student Libby Challoner has been teaching children at schools in Fowey, Roseland, Truro and Wadebridge how to create biodegradable plastics from seaweed extracts. Libby’s classes are part of the Future Scientist Project from the Royal Society of Chemistry. 

It's hoped that biodegradable plastics will phase out the current crop of oil-based plastics, which cause significant damage to our environment each year.

Big break for graduate

MA Prosthetic Effects graduate Chase Hayden is working as part of the Wigs, Hair and Makeup team on the new immersive theatrical production Doctor Who: Time Fracture. You can check out some of Chase’s incredible designs on her website or Instagram.

Film shortlisted at acclaimed awards

Marine & Natural History Photography graduate Hedvika Michnová was listed as a finalist at the Jackson Wild Awards 2021 for her film "It's Bean Too Hot". The awards celebrate excellence and innovation in nature, science and conservation storytelling and are considered nature film’s answer to the Oscars.

Explore the full list of finalists, which includes work from David Attenborough, on the award website.

Fresh science fiction novel from prolific writer

MA Professional Writing graduate Mark Iles has published his latest book, Gardens of Earth.

Gardens of Earth is the first book of The Sundering Chronicles. Can Marine Combat Pilot Seethan Bodell save the world from an Alien race hell bent on exposing our deepest fears?   

You can purchase Mark’s book here. Explore his other titles via his website.

Student crewed film released

Students and graduates from Falmouth’s School of Film and Television played vital roles in the creation of The Tape, starring, directed and written by Martha Tilston.

The Tape is the latest film to come out of Falmouth’s pioneering Sound Image Cinema Lab. According to the Guardian, the film “bobs along like a flip flop on waves of likability, with a genuinely warm and down-to-earth performance from Tilston.” 

Watch the film’s trailer here


New play 'Family Tree' awarded funding

Theatre and Performance lecturer Dr Misri Dey has been awarded Arts Council England funding for the production of ‘Family Tree’ a new theatre solo. 

Through storytelling, photographs, movement, song and film, Family Tree challenges our perceptions on migration and identities, where brown, black and white people jostle for space within one family. 

Two scratch performances will be showcased in the Autumn ahead of a summer tour – watch this space!

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